This weeks Virtual Console games in Europe:
NES Open Tournament Golf
NES – 1992 by Nintendo – 1-2 players – sport – 500 points
“In NES Open Tournament Golf, choose from three international courses – UK, US and Japan – and thre different game types – Stroke Play, Match Play and Tournament.
Set up your shot on the overhead map screen by choosing the correct club and adjust for wind speed and direction, then switch to the action screen and make your shot using careful timing!”
Turbografx – 1990 by Irem Soft – 1-2 players – action – 600 points
“Ninja Spirit is a side-scrolling action game that amaezed the gaming world with its precision graphics and quality gameplay. Play as the ninja Moonlight, engaged in a fierce battle to avenge his father’s death and unlock the secrets of his birth.
Select between the original Aracde Mode and PC-Engine Mode, which includes a life gauge. Use four types of weapons:kusarigama, katana, shuriken and bombs to battle your way through the enemies. Grab power-up items and switch between weapns to give yourself an advantage, You’ll need to consider the enemy’s attack and your weapon’s ability in order to deftly make it through all seven stages.”
Europe got a good collection of new games to download from Virtual Console.
Turbografx – 1992 by Hudson Soft – 1-2 players – 600 points
“It’s been two years since Arnold and Sonya were mate intod Shockman. A message from the Professor to ‘return to their bodies’ has them head to his laboratory, but they are ambushed by a mysterious enemy along the way. Our heroes fail the ambush, but then they catch a TV newsflash announcing the ‘RYO EMPIRE’ invasion. They discover that the Professor has been kidnapped, and set out to rescue him.”
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Mega Drive – 1990 by Sega – 1 player – 800 points
“This classic title features Sega’s very first mascot, Alex Kidd! Alex had given up hope that his kidnapped father, King Thor, would return to his kingdom on Planet Aries. When the news arrived that he was very much alive and being held captive on the planet Paerock, Alex raced to his rescue!”
Virtua Fighter 2
Mega Drive – 1996 by Sega – 1-2 players – 800 points
“Virtua Fighter was a revolutionary fighting game when it hit the arcades, and it introduced nine characters with a range of martial arts style. In Virtua Fighter 2, the intrepid fighters return to the World Fighting Tournament.”
Wonder Boy in Monster World
Mega Drive – 1992 by Sega – 1 player – 800 points
“Monster World was a peaceful, happy place until one dark day an army of BioMeka monsters invaded. As a young man named Shion, you’ve vowed to defeat the hostile foes and make the land peaceful again.”